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An employee looks at a vanadium flow battery in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Battery Reliability Laboratory in 2021. Andrea Starr/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory hide caption toggle caption Andrea Starr/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory An employee looks at a vanadium flow battery in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Battery Reliability Laboratory in 2021. […]

An employee looks at a vanadium flow battery in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Battery Reliability Laboratory in 2021.

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An employee looks at a vanadium flow battery in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Battery Reliability Laboratory in 2021.

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Researchers at an American national laboratory spent years developing cutting-edge vanadium redox flow batteries. But now, a Chinese company is making those batteries in a factory in northeastern China.

An investigation from NPR’s Laura Sullivan and Northwest News Network’s Courtney Flatt uses internal documents to tell the story of how the U.S. federal government gave away American-made technology to China.

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This episode was produced by Noah Caldwell and Graham Smith. It was edited by Robert Little and Sami Yenigun. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.

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